Skogster Museum

Opening Hours
Tue, Thu-Sun 11-17
Wed 11-19

Admission
downstairs: free admission
upper floor: 5 € / 4 € / 2 € (children 7-17 years)

Guided Tours in English
40 € (1-40 person)

Contact Info
Skogster Museum
Raatihuoneenkatu 8
FIN-13100 Hämeenlinna
Tfn +358 3 621 2528
museumskogster@hameenlinna.fi

Skogster Museum is the new main location of Hämeenlinna City Museum. The downstairs holds a museum shop and reference library, as well as the Ooh, Hämeenlinna! exhibition, which features funny stories and extraordinary truths about Hämeenlinna. The downstairs of the museum has free admission.

On 16 February 2017, the Savings Bank Museum exhibition and Finland’s Centennial exhibition Winds from the East will open on the upper floor of the museum. The centennial exhibition contemplates the relationship with Russia and eastern cultural influences ranging from the autonomy period up to the past few decades. The exhibition offers plenty of Eastern Block nostalgia: fashion from St Petersburg, samovars, DDR cars, the Sandman and the Mole. Winds from the East will be open until 21 January 2018.

Birthplace of Jean Sibelius

Opening Hours
2.5.–31.8. Mon–Sun 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
1.9.–30.4. Tue–Sun 12 p.m.–4 p.m.

Admission
5 € / 4 €
2 € (children 7-17 years)

Guided Tours in English
40 € (1-40 person)

Contact Info
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
Hallituskatu 11
FIN-13100 Hämeenlinna
tel. +358 3 621 2755
sibeliuksensyntymakoti@hameenlinna.fi

Composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) was born and lived the first 20 years of his life in Hämeenlinna. The rooms of his birthplace are decorated in the style of the era between the 1860s and the 1880s, and the museum exhibition sheds light on little Janne’s childhood years in Hämeenlinna. A guided tour will provide you with more information. Chamber concerts are regularly held at the hall of the Birthplace.

Palander House

Opening Hours
2.5.–31.8. Tue–Sun 12 p.m.–4 p.m.
1.9.–30.4. Sat–Sun 12 p.m.–4 p.m.

Admission
5 € / 4 €
2 € (children 7-17 years)
Admission fee includes a guided tour.

Contact Info
Palander House
Linnankatu 16
FIN-13100 Hämeenlinna
tel. +358 3 621 2967
palanderintalo@hameenlinna.fi

Palander House presents the lifestyle of a bourgeois Hämeenlinna family 100 years ago. The museum showcases a variety of room ensembles, ranging from the elegant drawing room to the servants’ kitchen. The museum is located in the north-east corner of the city centre in an area with lots of period houses. Admission fee includes a guided tour. These are held every 30 minutes.